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P1 Eco Week 2021: Plastic pollution ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿฌ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿฆˆ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฆ‘๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿข Making a sea creature from plastic.

Primary 6 children making their โ€˜Plastic Promiseโ€™.

The Primary 7 children researched the environmental activist, Greta Thunberg, and completed Fact Files about her work and achievements.๐ŸŒ

Recycling at homeโ™ป๏ธ

Spreading the Recycling message.โ™ป๏ธ

Eco warrior Emily entered a competition by Ulster Wildlife on marine litter. She made a loggerhead sea turtle out of plastic materials to highlight how plastic pollution is affecting marine life in the Oceans

Some of our recent suggestions from the suggestion pockets

St Aloysius Christmas Dinner - As part of our campaign to reduce plastic waste in our school we decided to use biodegradable plates and cutlery instead. Our Eco Council enjoyed testing out the plates, cups and cutlery and decided which were the best quality. We prevented approximately 450 plastic cutlery sets and paper plates from going to landfill. Everyone enjoyed their Christmas dinner ๐ŸŽ„

Personalised Reusable Bags: As part of our campaign to reduce plastic waste in our school, the Eco Council designed logos to print onto plain canvass bags, which we then sold at our Christmas Fair.

Anti Bullying Week

Great Teamwork

Making bird cakes

Our newly elected Eco Council

Our School Eco Code

Our focus in November is anti bullying. We are making posters and powerpoints that we will show to our classes.

COMING SOON.......Our project for December will be a St. Aloysius Christmas Card Competition !

We have been looking at new St Aloysius uniform ideas, working on our School Newsletter and soon we are going to Stormont

The Eco council created their own โ€œEcoโ€ Christmas Tree using recycled egg cartons and used junk materials to decorate it โ™ป๏ธ๐ŸŽ„

We made Bottle Babies for the P1 children to play with outside

School Council teaching P1 how to do fence weaving

Elections 2018

School Council Newsletters

Congratulations to our Eco Council who were awarded their Eco Schools Green Flag Award for the 3rd time. Well done

Primary 4's create a new Butterfly Garden in the P1 area. They investigated what butterflies need to live and grow. With the help of Mrs Bradley, Mrs Kent and Colin, they created a bright and colourful garden.

Miss Murphy's Primary 5's make birdcakes

Eco Council interview Colin the Caretaker. In preparation for our Green Flag renewal the Eco Warriors met with Colin to find out important information regarding our school environment. He was able to share with us information on energy bills, reduction of school waste as well as bin collections and costs. We were able to use this data to help us create our action plan for the year.

Eco Code - Each class had to write a line of our acrostic eco code. Patrycja was chosen to illustrate our 'Eco Ethos'. The Eco warriors shared the Eco code with their classmates and it is displayed proudly in each classroom.

Primary 1's enhancing their outdoor garden area. With the help of Mrs Henderson the Primary 1 children filled the planters with a mixture of peat and compost, provided by Lisburn City Council, as well as a varity of garden plants. They also had a 'Spring Clean'.

Cash For Clobber - ยฃ400 raised for our Eco Projects

We made Suggestion Pockets for all the classes

School Council September 2017 Making Plans

P2 planting flowers for Easter in the polytunnel

Recycling Workshop at the Irish Linen Centre and Museum

The Eco Warriors and Student Councillors enjoyed making toys from recyclable materials.  They were very creative from using cardboard boxes to make robots to plastic bottles to make rockets.  Great fun was had bu all.

Councillors have been busy making new playground resources ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ

Welcome to St Aloysius Primary School's School and Eco-Council Webpage. This page will tell you about our council and some of the ideas we have. As a councillor we go to meetings, make suggestions and decisions as well as get involved in projects that the school runs.


The Eco-Council cares for our school environment. We help others to follow our eco-code such as putting litter in the bin, turning off taps and lights and not leaving the computers on stand by. We monitor our energy use in class and encourage teachers and children to recycle.  Through our Green Teacher Award we reward our most eco friendly teacher with a certificate and 'green' gift.


The School Council is responsible for giving a voice to all the children in our school. We gather opinions and ideas in an effort to improve our school. We help the PTFA raise money by assisting them at events. We encourage healthy living by running events such as Walk to School Week.


Aims for the future:

  • Improve our school gardens - new raised beds to grow our own flowers and vegetables.
  • Continue our walking / cycling / scooting to school in partnership with Sustrans.
  • Reduce the amount of paper we use in school and encourage people to recycle.
  • Take part in 'The Big Spring Clean' 
  • Cash for clobber week in November



School and Eco Council Visit Stormont Parliament Buildings

Update January 2017


Councillors have been busy coming up with new initiatives to improve their school. From next month an 'Eco Teacher of the Month' award will be given to the teacher who has been recycling and saving energy the most. The councillors will be monitoring the number of times their bins are filled amongst other things so .....teachers beware.....they are watching!

Very soon every classroom will have a suggestion box for children to put ideas on how to improve the school or the school day. These ideas will be discussed at council meetings and acted upon if they are approved by all members.

Lastly, all Councillors will be visiting Stormont Parliament Buildings in February to meet some local politicians. Look out for the photos coming soon.

The new council gets to work!

After much campaigning the new council has been elected. At our first meeting the children designed a new logo for the council of 2016/17. They all received their badges and accepted their nominations. New timetables have been drawn up for duties and Colin took the children to the bin area to explain the rules ๐Ÿ‘.